The MA allows you to range widely across English studies rather than confine yourself to a narrow field and draws on the individual research expertise of members of staff.
From the student's point of view the MA is openly structured. You define your own pathway through the Department's MA provision. This means that as well as choosing modules from the MA in English, you can select modules in any combination from the other specialist MAs offered by the Department, such as the MA in Welsh Writing in English and the MA in Gender and Culture.
You develop your dissertation project on a topic of your own choosing in consultation with a supervisor.
The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
The MA in English Literature offers an exciting array of modules from the traditional core of English studies in the context of contemporary approaches to the subject.
The full-time course comprises three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.
The dissertation component draws on issues and themes developed throughout the year, or emerges from a topic of the student's proposing.
Part-time study is available.